When America, and the West needed a win more than ever, a NASA-Space X joint venture was a massive success. For a feel good few minutes, enjoy this launch into orbit of America’s first homemade spacecraft since before Obama retasked NASA to be a Muslim outreach organization.
Shortly after they cut away from the astronauts, the head of NASA talked about President Trump’s presence at the event. It was so refreshing to hear something positive about the president in this video. Sadly, I stopped recording before they got to that part. But one of the main points was that President Trump had taken quite a risk to attend this event. Had the launch failed or worse, scorn would be heaped upon President Trump like fertilizer to a mushroom farm. The success of course, would not be credited to him. So it’s a no win. But he went anyway. The sign of a man who operates on principle instead of optics.
Perhaps if time permits that segment can be located and added to this post.
Meanwhile, a reminder of the Obama legacy of NASA and space travel.